25 Strangest New Year’s Traditions From Around The World

When it comes to New Year celebration, people have some of the strangest New Year’s traditions. Some people throw bread, others burn scarecrows, and still others fist fight for good luck. These are the 25 strangest New Year’s traditions from around the world.

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Talc Smearing (Thailand)

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Besides throwing buckets of water on each other in Thailand they also go around smearing each other with gray talc.


Cemetery Sleepover (Chile)

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In Chile families spend the night in the company of their deceased loved ones by sleeping at the cemetery.


Animal Whispering (Romania)

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Just like in Belgium, Romanian farmers try to communicate with their cows. If they succeed, then it means good luck for the year.


Bread Power (Ireland)

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In Ireland they hit the walls with bread to get rid of evil spirits


Furniture Disposal (South Africa)

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In some parts of South Africa they throw old furniture out the window.

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